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Substance Use and Mental Health Estimates from the 2013 National Survey on Drug Use and Health: Overview of Findings

Categories: Alcohol/Drug Abuse,Mental Health,Statistics

http://www.samhsa.gov/data/2k14/NSDUH200/sr200-findings-overview-2014.pdf

Examines the connection between substance use disorders and mental health problems.  From the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration

 

District of Columbia: Marijuana Decriminalization and Enforcement: Issues of Home Rule and Congressional Oversight

Categories: Alcohol/Drug Abuse,District of Columbia,Laws/Regulations,Maps/Geography

http://fas.org/sgp/crs/misc/IN10108.pdf

Describes the efforts of DC leaders to pass legislation that decriminalizes possession of small amounts of marijuana, provides a map which shows which states have passed laws decriminalizing marijuana or have passed medical marijuana laws, presents arguments for and against decriminalization, and examines controversies involving home rule.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

NIH System to Monitor Emerging Drug Trends

Categories: Alcohol/Drug Abuse,Education-Higher,Health/Medical,Telecommunications/Internet

http://www.nih.gov/news/health/jul2014/nida-17.htm

Agency press release about the creation of a National Drug Early Warning System, funded by the National Institutes of Health at the University of Maryland and targeted at social media sites, to monitor emerging trends that will  help health experts respond quickly to outbreaks of illicit drugs.  From the National Institutes of Health

 

At A Glance for 2014: America’s Children: Key National Indicators of Well-Being

http://www.childstats.gov/pdf/ac2014/ac_14.pdf

Statistical snapshot of key indicators of child well-being in the areas of economic circumstances, health care, physical environment and safety, behavior, and education.  From the Federal Interagency Forum on Child and Family Statistics

 

One in 10 Deaths Among Working-Age Adults Due to Excessive Drinking

Categories: Alcohol/Drug Abuse,Births/Deaths,Headlines,Health/Medical,Statistics

http://www.cdc.gov/media/releases/2014/p0626-excessive-drinking.html

Press release which attributes excessive drinking as the cause of approximately 88,000 deaths per year from 2006 to 2010 and shortened the lives of those who died by about 30 years.  Includes links to detailed statistical tables.  From the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

 

Early Release of Selected Estimates Based on Data from the 2013 National Health Interview Survey

http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/nhis/earlyrelease/earlyrelease201406.pdf

Provides estimates for 15 selected health measures and trends from 1997 through 2012 for comparison.  From the National Center for Health Statistics

 

Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance, United States, 2013

Categories: Alcohol/Drug Abuse,Health/Medical,Sex Issues,Statistics,Youth

http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/pdf/ss/ss6304.pdf

Presents the results of the latest survey of six categories of priority health-risk behaviors among youth and young adults including tobacco, alcohol and drug use, physical inactivity, and sexual behaviors that lead to unintended pregnancies or STDs. From the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

 

The Economic and Societal Impact of Motor Vehicle Crashes, 2010

http://www-nrd.nhtsa.dot.gov/Pubs/812013.pdf

 

Totals up the exorbitant costs—lost lives, damaged property, medical costs, workplace losses and more—attributed to traffic accidents in the U.S. in 2010 and estimates the total sum is about $277 billion.  The value of society harm is placed at $870 billion.  From the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

 

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